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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

​​​​​​​​What is Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)?

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as a lung infection that is due to mechanical or artificial ventilation (breathing) of patients in the intensive care unit.  In order for a patient to have VAP he/she must be on a ventilator machine.

VAP can be prevented by following accepted preventive practices when caring for patients on ventilators.

 

VAP Rates at UHN